April 16, 2013

Washington, DC – FOX Architects, an expert in commercial office design, today announced that it received two prestigious awards from the International Interior Design Association’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter.  During the 2013 Design Awards program, FOX was recognized for their CQ Roll Call and Sapient projects.   These awards are the interior design industry’s premier program that recognizes IIDA members’ achievements and design innovations.

Bob Fox, Principal of FOX Architects, shared his excited about the firm’s wins sharing, “we are honored to receive such high profile awards.  Our accomplishments speak to the success of FOX’s philosophy that the built environment is a business performance tool and we are proud of our extremely talented teams that worked on both projects.” 

Project Descriptions

CQ Roll Call Commercial Headquarters Media

The CQ Roll Call

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FOX celebrates an evening with friends and colleagues in their new Virginia studio in McLean, VA. During the event, guests toured the 10,000-square-foot office which features a Design Lab and Ideation Center. The Design Lab and Ideation Center, a combined 1,458 square feet, are adaptable, active work spaces. Flocos spearheaded the effort to develop a comprehensive workplace strategy that replaced the firm's existing second-generation space. The new FOX Virginia studio is an open, activity-based environment that 96% of employees report has made them feel more energized and engaged, according to an initial post-occupancy survey. In addition, elements such as the interactive kinetic wall engage the senses through touch and sound. This is one of many design features that plays to the five sense, a unique approach to office design developed by Flocos.

 “The entire design process

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Laura Platt

by Laura Platt, LEED AP
Project Designer

Opower - Project Designer Laura Platt

Not every company gets recognized by leaders from two of the world’s superpowers in the same year. In 2010, just prior to his election as British prime minister, David Cameron acknowledged Opower in an address at the London TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) conference. A month later, President Obama made a personal appearance at Opower’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia to deliver a speech and to praise the organization’s achievements in the clean-tech industry. The following year, Opower received recognition from the New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN for its leadership in promoting energy efficiency through software. Opower ended 2011 on Forbes’ top 20 list of America’s Most Promising Companies. Not bad for a company that hasn’t even hit its five year anniversary. 

Founded in 2007, Opower develops software

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Coworking has gained significant momentum in the modern workplace and will very soon be a mainstream real estate option for large and small companies alike.  If you are in a traditional office environment now - you have probably noticed that at any given point during the week half of your coworkers are missing, or taking advantage of “mobile workforce” technology.  If you are the CFO, you realize that you are still paying for the unused space in one form or another, whether it is lighting, air conditioning, or other recurrent costs that affect your bottom line. 

Coworking centers are popping up all over metropolitan areas, and they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles.  Theses Coworking facilities essentially represent a variable cost, or a “pay as you go” option; not unlike a parking space.  These facilities already

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When you think of workplace design what words come to mind? Collaboration, interaction and branding are words that are often used and sometimes overused in describing the future of the workplace. However, FOX Architects recently completed two regional offices for CBRE and the design team put those words to great use!

Collaboration and Interaction

CBRE, a global leader in real estate services, selected FOX to design both their Bethesda, MD and McLean, VA offices. FOX was challenged to meet the global standards of the corporate guidelines, and maintain the connection to the local community that supports the needs of both their clients and employees. The FOX design team became the bridge between CBRE’s international worldview and their local client driven-mission. As the Senior Project Designer, this was such a great

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